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Laila Petersen

SA Pole Fit Academy Owner/IT Solutions Architect/Pole, Flex & Fitness Instructor

Despite not having had any dancing, sporting, athletic or gymnastic background, I was eager to give it a try! This was not going to stop me from learning the art of pole dance! Even before my very first lesson way back in 2007, I knew that this sport would evolve into a passion of mine!

I trained as an instructor in 2008 and never looked back! I taught for 6 years and it has undoubtedly proven to be an absolutely rewarding experience! It is a terrific feeling observing my students achieve their goals.
My experience through learning has taught me that there is no right way to pole dance, but rather a safe way! It is important for me to help my students understand that they do not have to get a specific move right away, but instead to enjoy the process of learning!

Pole dancing has unquestionably made me more confident as a person in every aspect of my life and I see this in my student’s everyday as they learn and grow their skills. Forget what others think of you. Confidence is about what you think of yourself!

Everyone has a different learning journey, and it is important to remember that fitness isn’t about being better that someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be!

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try!"



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Robyn Eastes

Pilates, Yoga & Pole & Pole Fitness Instructor

Robyn started her pole dance journey in 2010 and was instantly hooked. She wanted to live at the studio. It was her happy place which filled her with passion for dance.

The attraction of this sport for Robyn is the challenge of wanting to achieve a move, a technique, a style or a routine and the absolute feeling of elation when you achieve it. She believes that Pole dance allows you to learn so much about yourself – your strengths, your limitations and your passions.

Robyn is also a Yoga, Pilates and Aerial Yoga instructor.  She firmly believes in synergistic work to avoid injury and also to gain both strength and flexibility, so, combining the various disciplines compliment the strength of pole, the stretch of yoga and the control of Pilates which help one to remain fluid in dance!

Robyn has an international certification through ElevatED Pole instructors!




Karin Suter

Pole, Pole Flex and Pole Fitness Instructor

Karin discovered Pole Fitness in 2009 and hasn't stopped poling since! With her gymnastics background, Pole Fitness was the closest sport allowing her to fly, be “upside down” and to constantly challenge herself, her body and her abilities! For Karin, Pole Fitness has no age limit! She loves to see the excitement of her own and others’ accomplishment through mastering techniques -  it is truly rewarding for her!

Karin has an international Pole Fitness training accreditation through Pole Passion in the UK which she achieved in 2011.

In 2013, she then decided to leave the corporate world behind and fully commit herself to the fitness industry, following her passion!

Now, a fully qualified personal trainer, she is driven by helping, guiding and sharing her knowledge for people seeking a better and healthier lifestyle, which in turn has driven her to always challenge herself!

Karins qualifications are phenomenal, she is a Qualified Personal Trainer and Kettlebell Instructor, PreggiBellies Instructor, Gymnastics coach and a Qualified Pole Fitness Trainer through Pole Passion UK!

Her achievements in the Pole Fitness industry includes being an International Judge at the World Pole Sports Championships in Zurich 2012! She has also competed abroad and at various pole competitions in SA.

"Believe you can, and you're halfway there!"


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Kessuree Srisroy

Pole / Pole Flex & Fitness Instructor

Kessuree has a background in Thai Folk dancing since the age of 3 where she performed with various schools and regional competitions in Thailand. She joined pole dance in 2012 and never looked back.

She is known for her elastic-like flexibility and daring pole tricks.

Kessuree joined the Art of Synergy Team in 2015, where she has learnt a great amount of work in aerial performing, teaching and has since showcased her skills in a variety of genres, embracing both the aerial performing and the sport of pole art.

Kessuree is one of SircuSynergy’s star performers and she has previously competed in the SA National Pole Sports Competition (NPSC), Miss Pole Dance SA and Pole Theatre SA.

Kessuree has an completed international ElevatED Pole instructors certification.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right!"